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Hello, I’m Rochelle Greayer. I’m a garden designer and writer. In 2001 I started a landscape design studio in my tiny flat in Notting Hill while studying Garden Design at the English Gardening School in London, England. Before that, I was a physicist rocket scientist developing software to fly satellites and F-18 flight simulators  – who needed a career change.… Continue Reading…

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Inspired By Luisa Brimble

Inspired By Luisa Brimble

I am nearly midway through a photography and styling class with Holly Becker of Decor8.  As we learn to create our own style, the first homework involved identifying a handful of other stylists and photographers whose approach and imagery are appealing and then begin to break it down for our own uses.  At first I wasn’t sure…

A Rake and A Pitchfork – Give Good Garden Tools II

A Rake and A Pitchfork – Give Good Garden Tools II

As promised, here are a couple more good garden tools (one rake, one pitchfork) that I not only love, but promise your favorite gardener will too. For years I have been guilty of buying the convenient and cheap tools that are easily found at the local big box hardware store.  Sometimes there are some gems…

Give Good Garden Tools

Give Good Garden Tools

Have your ever noticed how tasks done with the right tools can often go from tedious and tiresome to enjoyable and invigorating? I helped a friend put in some plants earlier this summer and all she had for the job was a weird half height shovel (actually knee height) whose handle was loose.  When I…

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

I spent most of yesterday sorting out a computer upgrade, a messed up router and hanging with my little people (who had a holiday from school), so I didn’t get to posting this garden that was (in my mind) so perfect for the day. So it goes, a day late and a dollar short…I share…

The Secret of Bulb Culture – How to Tell a Good Bulb

The Secret of Bulb Culture – How to Tell a Good Bulb

I found this sweet 1909 Boddington’s Plant catalog and Autumn Garden guide with a page titled ‘The Secret of Bulb Culture’ in the Heritage Biodiversity Library.  The pretty graphic cover caught my eye, but on closer inspection, I also learned a few things ….  I’ve pulled out the tidbits of great bulb advice below — but…

Japanese Black Soil and Hexagon Garden – Seeing The Beauty of Dirt

Japanese Black Soil and Hexagon Garden – Seeing The Beauty of Dirt

I was struck by this garden when I first saw it.  I thought, “that will be nice once it is all planted up”. But then I translated the description and realized that this is a completed garden and that this Japanese style garden is designed to highlight the beauty of black soil. The description goes…

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